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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing time here, coming here for a ski trip and a couple fun activities!! I made some great friends in the hostel and my room mates were really friendly. I have to thank Sinead, Emily and Laura for being very friendly and their great help. Thank you Base crew!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Ok, let's start with a confession: We are too old for Base. As a couple in our early 30s, we probably should have realised this but we didn't. We thought it'd be okay for a couple of nights. It wasn't. First of all, this place is enormous. Three or so floors of dorms and bathrooms and we ended up wandering...

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Clean and warm place, good prices and good quality and really friendly staff (the receptionist and cleaners are so funny) MUST Come to Wanaka!! is the paradise... and Base is located in the centre of town, near to lots of interesting things to do ;)

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Thank Joaquin G
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Was fine to stay in but nothing special. Great location, next to the supermarket and cinema (go there!!) and relatively clean and tidy. Bathrooms were okay. Didn't use the kitchen so can't comment. Staff were fine. Overall pretty average but would happily stay again

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Thank Kristinalisle
Franz Josef, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We stayed in a double room for a ski trip in Wanaka. Awesome comfy bed, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner - AND a tv. All things you expect in hotel not a backpackers! The room was nice and warm as well. The reception staff were really nice, and the location is a walk from everything you need. (The...

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Thank Glacierkayaks
Bunschoten, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Seems like people are getting piled up in Base hostel. Kitchen is the most horrible thing I've ever seen. Freezing cold and literally everything is gross. The 'super fast' wifi is not so super fast, just go for the $4 internet. The toilets and showers look very best though! Bonus!

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Thank Stephanie M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2015

One of the nicer hostels we stayed in. Clean, modern rooms and good bathrooms. Great location for everything we needed. Just a short stroll down to the lake. Wanaka is such a beautiful place, definitely worth stopping for a day or two.

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Thank Lauren W
Manchester, UK
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Stayed at Base whilst travelling on the Kiwi bus. Great hostel with friendly staff. Dorms are great as each bed has its own plug socket and light!! Its also right next to the supermarket and a great location for exploring Wanaka Highly recommended for good value hostel accomodation in a great spot

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Thank sineaduk
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

The room was so clean and cozy here and it was the best mattress I've seen on a bunk bed. I slept so well! The rooms were great but the kitchen was filthy. There also weren't very many utensils and things like cheese grater were nowhere to be found. The stove top was a bit hard to use...we had to...

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Thank Nikki M
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Had the best time ver in base backers in wanaka! Only stayed overnight but Jackie one of the managers I think made the trip so much better! She told us all the good spots to go around town and made us feel at home! Can't wait to come back through the winter! The rooms were super tidy as well! Money...

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Address: 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: £33 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Wanaka 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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